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Espanyol to play Persija Jakarta friendly in July

Spanish La Liga side Espanyol will play a pre-season friendly against Indonesian Liga 1 outfit Persija Jakarta in Bekasi.

The match would take place on July 19 at the Patriot Stadium Bekasi as it was confirmed by Persija’s team director Gede Widiade.

“We have finished the negotiation [about Espanyol friendly],” he told reporters on Monday.

“Although we have busy schedule in the league but I accepted it because the game like this will not happen again in the next ten years.”

Espanyol also have a schedule to play against Indonesia national team U-19 five days earlier in Bandung before facing Macan Kemayoran.

“They will play twice in Indonesia. On July 14, they will face Indonesia U-19 at Bandung Lautan Api Stadium,” he concluded.